1:72 scale figures a project to learn how to paint small scale well.
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    Default 1:72 scale figures a project to learn how to paint small scale well.

    I have started with 1:72 WWII Luftwaffe personnel by Airfix, 46 plastic models for £5, very cheap, like the old toys from my youth the plastic is very soft and has a wax like feel, so undercoating and cleaning has been really hard, I have found you have to cut the flash off files just rough up the plastic and leave a fur like texture. Undercoating has also been a pain have to really scrub the release agent off and I had to use Vallejo Acrylic Polyurethane primer, my other primer just rubbed off.

    Even with the problems I am keen to learn how to paint these, there's a large range and very cheap.

    I finished my first 3 and to be honest I had a blast painting such small scale, I was really worried they would be too small, but I managed ok with the size, I don't think I could go any smaller than 1:72 ( figures are around 20mm approx )



    I think these turned out ok for a first attempt, but i really want to push it as far as I can go and really make this scale "pop" so if anyone has tips or links to websites that deal with small scale, would be a great help.

    Thanks.

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    Nice pintjob.

    I dont undertand why are saying it is so small, 28mm is around 1/64. I mean is smaller than normal but the looks like they have very nice details.
    My WIP here in CMON

    As well I colaborate with a spanish blog called Profanus http://profanus40k.blogspot.com.es/

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    Quote Originally Posted by harec View Post
    Nice pintjob.

    I dont undertand why are saying it is so small, 28mm is around 1/64. I mean is smaller than normal but the looks like they have very nice details.
    Thank you for the reply, I have took a photo so you can see the scale, its quite a bit smaller than GW.



    That's an older empire troop which I think was a little smaller than current GW models, but gives you an idea of scale.

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    Really it is in comparison, But I no longer paint WG miniautes, they have oversize heads and hands, any other miniature company have crazy small heads and hands as well .

    When you go to real modelling that is what you will encounter, anyway really nice job.
    My WIP here in CMON

    As well I colaborate with a spanish blog called Profanus http://profanus40k.blogspot.com.es/

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    Looks really nice and I suspect your paint job is elevating the quality of the sculpt.

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